A man on Thursday shot and killed his two pregnant cousins and injured another.
A Karianwala police spokesperson said Zaryab Ali and two of his friends broke into the house of his uncle and shot three of his cousins. He said the man had a marriage dispute with the family.
He said 22-year-old Saba Tariq and 20-year-old Amrina Tariq died on the spot. He said 13-year-old Nazish Tariq was injured and taken to Aziz Bhatti Shaheed district headquarters hospital by some neighbours. She was later taken to Lahore. Doctors treating her said she was in a serious condition. They said the two girls who were killed were pregnant. Karianwala police have registered a case on the complaint of a relative and started search for the suspect.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 18th, 2014.